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field-strip

[ feeld-strip ]
/ ˈfildˌstrɪp /
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verb (used with object), field-stripped or (Rare) field-stript, field-strip·ping.Military.
to take apart (a weapon) for cleaning, lubrication, and repair or for inspection.
to roll up the paper and scatter the tobacco of (a cigarette butt).
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Origin of field-strip

First recorded in 1945–50
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